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April 30 2015

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How to make a chocolate fondue in your electric fondue pot.
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Host a Chocolate Fondue Party

By Joseph Oklert

Chocolate fondue parties are not a thing of the past. Fishing out a piece of food from the fondue pot while cutting up with a group of friends can be tons of fun. However, since chocolate fondue is not a regularly served food, your dinner guests might not know how to work the fondue pot, but once you get the hang of it, you and your friends will be enjoying chocolate fondue in no time.

Of course, you are not restricted to only serving chocolate fondue as it might not fill up your guests. Instead, you can provide chocolate fondue as your after dinner dessert. And it is usually best to offer a flavorful beverage along with it, such as Irish coffee or a cappuccino.

One of the best aspects of chocolate fondue is that it is easy to make. In order to get the fondue ready before your guests show up, you need to have all of your ingredients and dipping food prepared several hours in advance. However, the chocolate fondue sauce itself should not be made until after everyone has arrived because it can become thick if it sits too long.

For your party, you must have a minimum of one fondue pot, depending upon the amount of dinner guests that will be coming. A normal fondue pot can serve six people. But although having an actual fondue pot is great, it is not necessary. You can use the utensils, pots, and platters most people already have in their kitchen as a fondue pot is just a dish sitting on a stand that is warmed by a candle. And you can substitute dinner forks in place of the dippers.

There are many recipes for chocolate fondue, but if you would rather use a simple one, you can combine 10 ounces of chocolate, 1/2 cup heavy cream, and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter. If you prefer, extra ingredients such as marshmallows, almonds, or a couple of teaspoons of brandy can be put into the mixture. This is very quick and easy to throw together.

As far as dipping foods go, there are numerous delicious varieties you can use. The most popular include fruits like strawberries, bananas, and other types of berries. Cookies will also work nicely as well. And if you want to serve something with your fondue not used as often, you can provide chunks of cake, dried fruit, marshmallows, or plain potato chips. Do not forget to keep any fruit refrigerated until your chocolate fondue will be served.

If you have decided to use the recipe above, you will need to mix your butter and cream and let it reach a simmer on the stove top. As that is going on, you can cut your chocolate into small pieces if necessary and add it to the stove top to allow it melt. Once the mixture is done, put it into your fondue pot and continue to stir it occasionally so it will not burn.

Follow this advice, and your friends will be coming over for chocolate fondue again and again.

Joseph Oklert has trained his entire life to be the best barber that he can be. In his off time, Joseph has written a site with reviews of barber chairs for sale.

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How To Make A Tasty Cheese Fondue

By Christopher Fisher

Fondue is one of the most delicious and fun ways to eat. A fondue (especially cheese fondue) can be a big hit at a party, a nice choice for a romantic dinner, or a perfect, fun meal with all the kids. It's different, exciting, and most of all delicious!

So are you ready to learn how to make a tasty cheese fondue? If so, this article will show you everything you need to know to get started.

This article assumes that you already own a fondue pot and forks. If you don't, you might be able to use a Crockpot and bamboo skewers as forks. A fondue set is definitely recommended, and will make your fondue experience much more pleasant.

We will be making a Swiss fondue, which is the most popular cheese fondue. And it's a favorite for good reason, the two Swiss cheeses used in this recipe combine to create the perfect flavor and texture for fondue.

Cheese Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

- 1/2 pound of finely grated Gruyere cheese

- 1/2 pound of finely grated Emmentaler cheese

- 1 clove of garlic

- 1 cup dry white wine (preferably high quality)

- 1 tbsp lemon juice

- 3 teaspoons cornstarch

- 1 tablespoon kirsch cherry brandy

- pepper and nutmeg

Directions

1. Cut the garlic clove in half and use it to rub the inside of a medium saucepan. Add the wine and lemon juice then bring to a simmer over medium heat.

2. Mix the finely grated Gruyere and Emmentaler cheese with the cornstarch in a large bowl. Toss it all together. Stir the cheese mixture into the wine one small handful at a time until creamy. Don't stir in a circle, use a zig-zag motion instead. If the fondue is too thick, add more wine. If it's too thin, add more cornstarch. Keep the heat just high enough to melt the cheese or it might start to get a bit stringy. When it reaches the desired texture (creamy) add the kirsch and a bit of pepper and nutmeg.

3. Transfer the mixture to the fondue pot and serve as soon as possible with the dipping ingredients.

Dipping Ingredients

-Cubes of French baguette

-Chunks of cooked chicken

-Sausage

-Asparagus

-Broccoli

-Chunks of green apple

Be sure to prepare the dipping ingredients before you start making the fondue. Good timing will make everything turn out better.

These dippers are just suggestions. You can probably think of all sorts of other things to dip into the fondue. If you think it will taste good dipped in melted cheese, you're probably right.

Eating fondue is simple and fun. Just skewer one of the dipping ingredients then dunk it into the melted cheese Allow the excess cheese to drip off. After it cools a bit, it's ready to eat. You can provide small plates if you want too, but they are not a necessity.

Traditional drinks that accompany fondue are hot tea and wine, but feel free to drink whatever you like. Fondue is supposed to be fun after all.

Christopher is a contributing writer for FondueBits.com, the number one resource for fondue recipes, articles, and tips on making that perfect fondue [http://www.fonduebits.com].

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I love making fondue at parties, it is universally enjoyed and can be either savory (cheese) or sweet (chocolate). Make up the fondue and add plates of different foods to spear and dip into the fondue. A forfeit is made for anyone dropping there food into the fondue. Plenty of laughs.

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